The City of Los Angeles – Department of Public Works – Bureau of Engineering, is now constructing a new crossing over the LA River.
Their website description:
“The scope of this project consists of replacing the existing Colfax Avenue steel-truss bridge, consisting of one traffic lane over the Los Angeles River, with a new concrete-arched box-girder bridge. The new arched box-girder bridgewill be approximately 28 feet wider than the existing bridge to accommodate one traffic lane, a 5-foot-wide bike lane, and a 7-foot-wide sidewalk on each side of the new bridge, as well as including a 10-foo-wide painted median.”
The estimated costs (paid for largely out of Federal money) is 5 million dollars. Completion will be sometime in 2011.
Photos show an old, steel pedestrian bridge adjacent to the site where the new concrete bridge will be located.